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Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array Compact PA System

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Product Description

Bose® L1® Compact Portable Line Array PA System
The L1 Compact is a complete, all-in-one portable PA system that benefits from the deep understanding of acoustics and audio wave propagation that put Bose on the map over a half-century ago. Combining the benefits of a subwoofer-satellite configuration with those of a true line-array speaker structure, the L1 Compact delivers excellent sound coverage across the full audio spectrum. Setting up the L1 Compact is simple: Carry it in and simply snap it together – no speaker wires needed! American Musical Supply is proud to carry the L1 Compact System, a portable PA system based on the legendary Bose Line Array technology.

Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array PA System Includes:

  • Power Stand module
  • Loudspeaker Array module
  • Speaker Extension Bar (x2)
  • Power Stand protective cover
  • Carry bag for the speaker extensions
  • Power cable
Bose L1 Compact Features
  • Power Stand module 
    • Two-channel mixer with individual ToneMatch® presets 
    • Integrated amplifier 
    • 8" bass speaker 
    • Connection panel
  • Loudspeaker Array module 
    • Exclusive Bose Spatial Dispersion™ technology 
    • Six compact speakers in a line array configuration 
    • Each speaker is mounted at a precise angle to ensure optimum coverage 
    • Internal wiring system – no external speaker cables 
    • Mounts to the Power Stand directly or via the two Extension bars
  • Speaker Extension Bar (x2) 
    • Raises the line array loudspeaker module an additional 65 inches 
  • Internal wiring system – no external speaker cables
One for All
The Bose L1 Compact truly is an all-in-one PA system. The main Power Stand module is the entire system – the two-channel mixer, the power amplifier, the low-frequency/bass speaker, and the six-speaker Loudspeaker Array module. In the collapsed position, the Power Stand performs perfectly on a table top or platform. Want to stretch out a bit? Use the two Extension bars (included) to set up your system in the extended position, raising the L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array module to a total height of over 78 inches. Plus, the modular L1 Compact can grow with your needs. Add a second system to increase coverage. Equip each on-stage performer with their own L1 Compact system to preserve the personal imaging and separation. Introduce digital mixing and DSP effects to your L1 Compact system with the Bose T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine.

Assembles in Seconds; No Tools, No Wires
The complete L1 Compact Line Array System weighs in at under 30 pounds. The Power Stand features an integrated handle and the two Extension bars come in a convenient carry-case with handle and shoulder strap. Simply carry the L1 Compact into the venue, place it in position, and you’re ready to fill the room with sound. The Extension bars and the Loudspeaker Array module just snap into place; all of the wiring is internal, so there is no need for any unsightly or misplaced speaker cables.

Coherent Sound; Increased Coverage
Inside the Power Stand module is an 8" bass speaker housed in a custom enclosure to improve fidelity. These low-frequency sound waves propagate in all directions for a smooth, even tone. Unlike a traditional PA system that employs larger speakers utilizing inventive horn flares and wave guides, the L1 Compact system instead relies on multiple smaller drivers – blended with exclusive Bose Spatial Dispersion technology – to create an advanced line array module capable of accurately reproducing the mid and high frequencies. Each of these six compact drivers is mounted at a precise angle to optimize the signal dispersion, providing 180 degrees of coverage. The Loudspeaker Array creates a coherent wave front producing extra clarity and fatigue-free listening. The wide, even dispersion of the line array system allows the L1 Compact to act as both the main and monitor speaker, so the sound on stage is the same sound the audience hears. Using the Extension bars to raise the Loudspeaker Array module increases the separation between the bass speaker and the midrange/high-frequency transducers. This extra height allows the Loudspeaker Array module to broadcast above the audience, minimizing sound absorption while providing enhanced coverage and intelligibility.

The Ins and Outs
On the Bose L1 Compact, Mixer Channel 1 is a dedicated microphone channel and comes equipped with an XLR input, a volume knob, plus Bass and Treble EQ controls to shape the tone. The exclusive Bose ToneMatch preset offers enhanced performance to any dynamic vocal mic connected to this input. In addition to the Volume knob, Channel 2 offers a 1/4" instrument input; left and right RCA inputs to accommodate a small mixer, keyboard, DJ mixer, or other source; plus an 1/8" jack for use with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Channel 2 instrument input also offers an exclusive ToneMatch setting. This time, the ToneMatch preset is optimized for an acoustic guitar, although that can be switched off to provide compatibility with other instruments. Both 1/4" and RCA style outputs are provided.

Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
The portability, simplicity, versatility, and fidelity of the Bose L1 Compact make it the perfect PA system for hundreds of applications. The advanced line array design delivers 180 degrees of smooth coverage for venues of 1 to 100. There is no need to worry about transportation or placement of the system. Use the built-in handle to carry it in the door, set it down, and plug it in. In the collapsed position, you can place the entire system on a desk, dais, lectern, or table top. Plug in a mic and your laptop for a powerful presentation. The L1 Lead a conference, entertain a crowd, or use your headset mic and MP3 player to lead the next Yoga or Aerobics class. Configuring the L1 Compact in the extended position is a snap – well, three snaps, literally. Lead your house of worship in prayer, scripture or song. In concert, the Bose L1 Compact sets the stage for the solo performer, singer/songwriter, acoustic duo, coffee house happenings, impromptu hootenannies, open mic evenings – whatever your musical heart desires.

Product Specifications
Bose L1 Compact Power Stand with Loudspeaker Array
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm)
  • Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)
L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array 
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches (40.8 x 7 x 7 cm) 
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.35 kg)
Each L1 Compact Extension 
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 32.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches (83 x 7 x 7 cm)
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Collapsed Position (assembled) 
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm) 
  • Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)
Extended position (assembled) 
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 78.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (199.5 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm) 
  • Weight: 29.2 lbs (13.3 kg)


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  1-800-905-0886 Warranty:  Limited Transferable Warranty; 5 years speakers, 2 years power stand and electronics: Headphones; 1 Year Limited
DMAB, dmabrec@gmail.com Submitted: 8/14/2018
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Better than expected.
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This is a great system. I use it in a small studio for rehearsal and in smaller venues with a hybrid drum kit setup. It's great as a PA for speaking engagements and music playback as well. I was surprised at the volume it puts out for my needs but the bass was a tad lacking for my given situation. I use it in conjunction with an additional small Behringer sub. Surprising combination and surprising performance from the system. I use it with both, mics, triggers/module and playback. I feel it has plenty of breathing room and can supersede in performance the size of space it was designed for.
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Dj Nick Submitted: 8/9/2018
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This is my 3rd one and use all 3 often !
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40 plus years in music ! Love the L1 compact and trust me I’ve had several other similar and returned them all . I do mostly Corporate Dj events where speech and music are very important. I link 2 or 3 of these together and my setup is done , clear punchy and fills the room with sound. I did a gig in Boston at a major venue during one of Boston’s biggest storms last year and wasn’t allowed to park anywhere near the venue so I parked a mile away and took abride share over. I left all of my bigger system in the car a grabbed my compact my laptop and mic bag got to the gig over snow banks in the venue placed the compact dead center in the stage and it filled the ballroom and had them dancing all night more than ample for the 150 guests ! Thank you Bose and AMS !
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Jase molina Submitted: 8/9/2018
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Well worth the money
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Excellent buy, superb product.
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Martin Submitted: 8/9/2018
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One of the best Sound options for Solo acts
What is your opinion of this product?
There’s not much I can say about the Bose L1 other that it sounds incredible. I haven’t gone more than halfway on the volume knot and it’s loud enough. The only downside is if you want to run multiple mics or channels. Another inconvenience is the lack of effects and the lack of EQ for your instrument line. Regardless all those “issues” are easily fixed by pairing the L1 with any mixer.
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Bryan Myers Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Excellent product.
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The L1 Compact is an excellent small venue set up. It is much more versatile than one might think. Out of the box you have a system that is easy to use for a singer/songwriter performing solo. Plus there is the bonus of RCA jacks for adding backing tracks, keyboards or other music. Supplement the L1 Compact with the T1 Tone Match Engine and you have expanded the possibilities. I love the portability and tone. An excellent value.
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Ray Jaramillo Submitted: 7/22/2018
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A must have!
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It’s light, easy to haul around, yet still delivers the that Bose sound that continue to amaze audiences!
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Aetherea sound Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Great for gigs.
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Love this PA super light, clear sound, easy to use. Not a single issue
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J&P Karaoke Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Well worth the money
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Compact Portable
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Richard Submitted: 2/7/2018
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WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE
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We are DJ's and over the years carrying all the equipment, stands, speakers, mixer, amp, mics, etc was horrible. We purchased this BOSE almost 1 year ago and our clients are amazed by the crystal clear sound and the bass. It is a lot easier to move around from gig to gig..... PURCHASE IT!
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Justin Foley Submitted: 4/23/2017
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Great System
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This is a perfect system for what I do, just me and an acoustic guitar, takes me 5 minutes to set up and take down.I currently gig about 3 times per week and this thing sounds great. Don't buy if you do not have a good voice because it is crystal clear and there are no effects to hide a bad voice.
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